View Full Version : Lead Preparator position at the Getty Villa, Malibu California

T. Ashley McGrew
09-30-2010, 08:07 PM
The individual hired for this position will report to the recently hired Head of Preparation at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Details below.

Overview:The Getty is seeking a Lead Preparator for its Villa location to install and maintain all permanent galleries, special exhibit and rotating exhibit spaces, and art storage areas. Reporting to the Head of Preparations, duties include: installs and maintains all permanent galleries, special exhibit and temporary exhibition spaces, and art storage areas; contributes to a safe environment by using appropriate materials, equipment, and methods to display, store and pack works of art; assists with planning and supervising or directing the fabrication, installation, disassembly and storage of collections and exhibits; works with exhibition design, conservation, exhibition, registration, and curatorial staff to fabricate and install exhibitions and supporting materials; packs and crates art objects and coordinates with registrar for the receipt, delivery, and installation of works of art to and from the airport and other locations; requires highly developed knowledge and skills in one or more of the following: woodworking, cabinetry, metalworking, plastics, painting and decorative finishes, general construction, art object handling and installation, and art object packing and crating; may install, maintain and operate gallery lighting, including computer-controlled skylight and shade systems; may develop gallery and showcase lighting arrangements and work with facilities staff, using elemental computer programming knowledge, to troubleshoot, maintain, and develop improvements in the lighting systems.

Responsibilities:* Applies comprehensive knowledge of preparation * Assists in developing standards, including shipping, packing and crating guidelines, for the presentation of permanent and temporary collections * Along with the Exhibition Designer, Registrar, Conservators and Curators, plans and oversees the installation of all exhibitions * Ensures the packing, crating, pick up and delivery of all works of art * Maintains, installs and develops gallery lighting * Trains and directs daily work of intermediate and senior support staff, setting or determining priorities and work activities for the team of Preparators * Considerable judgment and initiative required in resolving problems and coordination activities * Assists in developing, implementing, maintaining, and ensuring compliance of departmental and museum standards and practices * May be responsible for implementing plans and schedules * Ensures fabrication of exhibit furniture and other display products * May assist in developing sections of project or departmental budgets * May plan and oversee the work of trades staff * May direct or coordinate with outside vendors to complete assigned projects

Qualifications:* High School/GED * Minimum 6+ years related experience * License to operate a variety of trucks, vans, and forklifts

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